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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Cystic Fibrosis By: Jojo Schluter Causes -recessive-gene gets chemically damaged-caused by a defect in a gene known as the GFTR gene-not sex-linked-need one gene copy from each parent-if one gets only one copy of the gene than the person won't have CF but will be a carrier-runs in a family-located on chromosome 7 Facts -1 out of 30000 Caucasian Americans get it-it is more common inCaucasian Americans than others-not specific to one gender Symptoms -poor absorption of food-constant attacks of pneumonia-meconium lieus-damage to pancreas-malnutrition-anemia-bloating-loss of appetite Impacts -different glands: sweat glands-lining of lungs-lining of intestines-lining of sinuses-respiratory system-digestive system-male reproductive organs A hereditary disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands, and male reproductive organs. It affects the ability to move salts and water in and out of cells. It causes the body to release a thick mucus which blocks passageways throughout the body. Treatment -no cure-symptoms can be treated-some antibiotics and other medical advances-Lung transplant~last resort Diagnostics -some hospitals require the test on newborns-a sweat test is taken: 1.5 or 2 times greater salt contents normally means CF-genetic testing Extra Information -earlier, most people with CF would die before the age of two, now most people with CF live up till their 30-40-the thick mucus that blocks passageways increases the risk of infection by bacteria-People with CF have 2 to 5 times the normal amount of salt in their sweat-the mucus is more thick and full of baterica
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